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Semaine de l'économie verte
(in French only)
This week offers webinars, conferences and panels to stimulate a green and prosperous recovery in Québec.
May 16 to 20, 2022

Federal Government Updates – Further Diversity and Simplicity in Procurement
Join this panel discussion to learn about new programs and services available from the federal government as well as existing initiatives that could help women entrepreneurs who want to grow their businesses in the procurement sector.
May 19, 2022, 3 p.m.

ChangeNOW summit
Take part in the world’s largest event for the planet, either in person (Paris, France) or online. This 3-day accelerator event spotlights the most concrete and innovative solutions to face the World’s biggest challenges.
May 19 to 21, 2022

La série Transition écoresponsable des entreprises par Martin Merlino et Camille Mondor de Ellio
(in French only)
Ellio, a specialist in eco-responsible support for SMEs for the past 15 years, is offering you the opportunity to take part in two free workshops to better understand the stages, challenges and opportunities of such a transition.
Workshop 1: The principles and levers of sustainable development, 25 May 2022, noon to 1 p.m.
Workshop 2: The steps to a successful transition, one step at a time, June 1, 2022, noon to 1 p.m.

Webinaires 45 minutes Export
(in French only)
Attend this series of 45-minute webinars presenting a topic, tool or technique in international trade.
  • Occasions d’affaires au gouvernement du Canada – May 25, 1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Utiliser la veille stratégique pour développer les marchés étrangers – June 15, 1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Aperçu rapide de SAP Ariba - Le plus grand réseau B2B au monde – October 5
  • Appels d’offres publics; savoir les repérer facilement avec TendersPage – November 2, 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

Carrefour ÉS
(in French only)
This meeting will be an opportunity to learn how the social economy innovates and offers new tools and solutions that facilitate its development. You will be able to participate in person or virtually.
May 25 to 26, 2022

Salon de l’immigration et de l’intégration au Québec
(in French only)
Each year, the fair welcomes more than 10,000 visitors, 78% of whom are new immigrants actively seeking employment.
May 25 and 26, 2022

Sommet de Montréal sur l'innovation – Entre terre et techno, ça clique
(in French only)
Attend this in-person summit that will examine the environmental effects of our technological consumption through lectures by renowned local and international researchers.
May 26, 2022, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Datavore
(in French only)
You will be able to attend more than 30 lectures, workshops and panels and meet with experts in the field of artificial intelligence development and data usage.
May 31 and June 1, 2022

Colloque économie circulaire de l'Estrie
(in French only)
Take part in person in 2 days of exchanges offering more than 30 conferences and gathering more than 200 participants.
June 1 and 2, 2022

DuoEmploi – Internships for people with disabilities
Take part in this initiative between companies and people with disabilities who want to experience a workplace in the form of a one-day internship.
June 1 to 7, 2022

Grande rentrée DD | Panel Amélioration continue dans les entreprises
(in French only)
You are invited to dive into the concrete practices of continuous improvement and the best approaches to stand out and perform.
June 2, 2022, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., 2022

Strategic Forum – International business at the heart of our companies' growth
Attend this face-to-face forum to better understand the dynamics of international markets and better equip your company to expand or attract capital and talent.
June 6, 2022
Collaborative workshop: Innovations and new business models in commercial real estate
This workshop will bring together various partners and stakeholders involved in housing, acquisition and management of commercial buildings, as well as organizations that can discuss best practices and meet the needs of the business community.
June 7, 2022, 7:30 a.m. to noon

Brand-Led Culture Change
Join thousands of brand leaders around the globe virtually to discover the critical social, cultural, environmental and business trends that are defining the moment and shaping the future.
June 7 to 10, 2022
Connexion – Le salon de la transformation numérique
(in French only)
You will be able to meet with experts in digital transformation and establish personalized diagnostics to find the right solutions for your company.
June 9, 2022

Strategic Forum – Integration of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Criteria for Businesses
Attend this strategic forum offered in a hybrid format and organized around four pillars:
  • Take stock of the adoption of ESG strategies by Montréal companies
  • Get a better understanding of existing corporate issues, solutions and political support
  • Discover the best practices in corporate environmental responsibility and social impact adopted by Montréal companies that make the city stand out by exploring concrete solutions
  • Discuss the growing competitive advantage of incorporating ESG criteria in corporate business strategies for local and international markets
June 13, 2022

Cap vers la réussite
(in French only)
Participate, in both virtual and face-to-face formats, in this event that brings together businesswomen, the major corporations of Québec and the main economic players from all sectors and all regions.
June 14 to 16, 2022

Cercle économique régional des Premières Nations – Mashteuiatsh 2022
(in French only)
Take part in this first regional First Nations economic circle where more than 250 elected officials and entrepreneurs, both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal, are invited to forge partnerships.
June 15 and 16, 2022

Humanitek – Technologies émergentes pour le Québec de demain
(in French only)
Take advantage of this event to explore and discuss with the community the emerging technologies and business models that will transform the Québec of tomorrow.
June 16, 2022, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Humanitek – Technologies émergentes pour le Québec de demain<
(in French only)
Take part in this meeting to explore and exchange with the community on emerging technologies and business models that will transform the Québec of tomorrow.
June 16, 2022, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

LatAm Startups Conference 2022
You can attend this one-day conference in person in Toronto or watch it live. It will include presentations from 5 unicorn speakers from Latin America representing companies with over $1billion evaluations, networking, a pitch competition, and other speakers.
June 17, 2022, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Collision
Held in person at Toronto, this international conference brings together the best speakers and the largest technology companies. You'll have the opportunity to attend workshops and roundtables led by experts and leaders from all sectors impacted by technology.
June 20 to 23, 2022

Teambuilding activity Mega-Bike: Pedal for potential
This fundraising event organized by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Montreal will be held in downtown Montréal, near the Old Port. The minimum donation is $250/seat ($153.50 after tax credits). Additional options and sponsorship opportunities are also available.
June 21, 22 or 23, 2022, your choice

Startupfest 2022
Attend this annual gathering of entrepreneurs, investors, creators, large companies, industry veterans and startup communities to chart the course of technology entrepreneurship in a one-of-a-kind festival atmosphere.
July 13 to 15, 2022

Forum sur la régionalisation de l'immigration au Québec
(in French only)
This forum will be an opportunity for professionals contributing to the attraction and integration of immigrants on their territory to discuss the different facets of this process with various experts from the community, institutional, private and municipal-MRC sectors.
September 29 and 30, 2022

Montreal Vegan Festival
Take this opportunity to promote your vegan products to thousands of visitors.
October 8 and 9, 2022

‹ MTL › connect – Montreal Digital Week
Take part in this hybrid edition of this full week of content dedicated to digital transformation and connect with great minds who share new ideas on the uses and impacts of digital technology in various sectors.
October 15 to 23, 2022

Calls for applications

Programme de soutien à l’économie sociale
(in French only)
This program aims at the realization of joint or partnership projects in order to address concerns related to collective entrepreneurship. Deadlines for submitting projects:
  • Component 1– Specialized support for social economy enterprises: until the budget is exhausted
  • Component 2B – Animation and deployment of strategic sectors in the social economy: the promoters of the projects selected under component 2A will be informed
  • Component 3 – Structuring projects of mutualization: at any time on or after May 5, 2022
  • Component 4 – Procurement from social economy enterprises: June 3, 2022, 5:00 p.m.

IGA Local Accelerator
Register your business to receive personalized support and get your product onto IGA shelves in Quebec.
Registration deadline: May 31, 2022

Appel de propositions visant le développement de débouchés de matières ciblées
(in French only)
Submit your proposal to develop opportunities for waste materials in one of the following categories:
  • Textile and clothing
  • Furniture and upholstery
  • Personal protective equipment including transparent divisions/partitions made of polymer
  • Plastic or multi-material items that are not containers or packaging
Application deadline: June 15, 2022, 3 p.m.

Appel de propositions visant la lutte au gaspillage alimentaire
(in French only)
You could obtain financial support to implement your project involving food materials mainly generated in Québec and targeting at least one of the two approaches to food waste prevention, namely reduction at source and reuse.
Filing deadline: June 15, 2022, 3 p.m.

Acting to support growth
Your NPO could obtain financial assistance to carry out a project on the territory of the agglomeration of Montréal aimed at the growth of several businesses in one of the following areas:
  • Support for growth issues
  • Support for the ecological transition
  • Support for international marketing (with Cabinet Créatif)
Filing deadline: June 27, 2022, 9 a.m.

Cohorte d'entreprises durable des Laurentides
(in French only)
Sign up for this innovative and collaborative training program to begin your process of integrating sustainable development into your business practices. This approach could be financed at 75% by the Fonds Écoleader. Free information sessions (virtual): May 19, 2022, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. | June 21, 2022, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Registration deadline: July 1, 2022

Appel de propositions visant la réduction de l’utilisation de produits à usage unique
(in French only)
Present your solution for source reduction and reuse to prevent and reduce the generation of waste materials directly associated with single-use products.
Application deadlines: August 30, 2022, 3 p.m.

Appel de propositions visant la réduction des produits à usage unique et de leur impact par des stratégies d’écoconception
(in French only)
Submit your project using eco-design strategies to reduce the incidence of single-use products.
Application deadline: September 29, 2022, 3 p.m.

Appel de projets d’innovation en intelligence artificielle : recherche industrielle en collaboration et soutien à l’entrepreneuriat innovant
(in French only)
The various components of this call allow for the support of startup projects up to $150,000, corporate innovation projects up to $350,000 and large-scale projects carried out by at least two companies, which can obtain a grant of up to $1,500,000, depending on the needs of the companies.
Filing deadlines: October 15, 2022, 4 p.m. | April 15, 2023, 4 p.m. | October 15, 2023, 4 p.m.

Contests and grants

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Trade missions

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Organismes régionaux de promotion à l’exportation (ORPEX)
Provincial government
Ministère de l'Économie, de la Science et de l'Innovation (in French only)
Federal government
Canadian Trade Commissioner Service

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